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We, Women

January 4, 1953 — Protest against Native Laws Amendment Act, Langa Township, Cape Town, South Africa

 

We, women, will never carry these passes. This is something that touches my heart. I appeal to you young Africans to come forward and fight. These passes make the road even narrower for us. We have seen unemployment, lack of accommodation and families broken because of passes. We have seen it with our men. Who will look after our children when we go to jail for a small technical offence —  not having a pass?’